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The Shocking Story Of Vaccines, The Toxicity Of Ultrasounds, Why You Shouldn't Play With Your Child & Much More With Dr. Thomas Cowan

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/childcare I first introduced you to the brilliant, well-spoken and outside-the-box physician Dr. Thomas Cowan in the podcast episode entitled "How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables, Why A Plant Is Like An Upside-Down Human, Little-Known Superfood Plants & More!". Dr. Cowan then returned to the show for the mind-blowing episode "Why Your Heart Is Not A Pump (& What Most Doctors Don't Know About The True Cause Of Heart Disease)." On today's episode, Dr. Cowan is back, this time to delve into shocking story of vaccines and specifically what happened regarding vaccinations in the last 100 years, the toxicity of prenatal ultrasounds, childhood play (including defending his controversial comment "don't play with your children"), and many other topics from the book he co-authored with Sally Fallon Morell entitled "The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care". Dr. Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner's work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree and he graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003. He has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation?. During his career he has studied and written about many subjects in medicine. These include nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. He writes the "Ask the Doctor" column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation's quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has three children and three grandchildren and practices medicine in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife, Lynda Smith. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why kids are getting sick nowadays far more than they used to get sick...[18:20] -Why fevers should be allowed to run their course, rather than being shut down with toxic compounds such as tylenol...[23:00] -How drinking more good water can get rid of most chronic diseases...[35:48] -Why Vitamin A is one of the best things you can give to a child who has had a fever...[38:05] -Whether Ben vaccinated his kids, and Dr. Cowan's take on vaccinations...[46:40 & 50:15] -Why you should not shut down a cell-mediated response and you should "let a child" be sick...[49:00 & 54:00] -Ben and Dr. Cowan's clashing educational philosophies...[61:00] -The reasoning behind Dr. Cowan's controversial statement that you shouldn't play with your kids...[69:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Use code BEN and get 15% off on your order of any of Dr. Cowan's vegetable powders at Dr. Cowan's Garden. -Click here to get a free copy of Dr. Cowan's book "How (& Why) to Eat More Vegetables". -Miller's Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers -Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Cowan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

01:20:17 5/17/2017

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisbell From relaxation, to quelling appetite, to killing pain, I've recently been using an herb called "Kratom" (ever since I injured my back several months ago and I needed something other than an opioid based painkiller to stop the discomfort and allow me to sleep and engage in my normal day-to-day function). When I first used Kratom, I felt the effects within minutes - and also experienced a pleasant euphoria, and even a drop in appetite, with none of the side effects of a painkiller and none of the psychosis of something like marijuana. Advocates say the herb kratom offers relief from pain, depression, and anxiety. Scientists say it may hold the key to treating chronic pain and may even be a tool to combat addiction to opioid medications. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is now trying to ban this potent herb, citing an "imminent hazard to public safety." So is kratom safe? Addictive? How do you use it? What are the different strains? What else can kratom be used for? In today's podcast with Chris Bell, you'll discover the answers to all these questions and much more. This is a must listen, in my opinion, especially since President Trump just declared the opioid crisis in America a "national emergency". Chris "Boar" Bell is an American director, producer and writer, known for his documentaries Bigger, Stronger, Faster and Trophy Kids and Prescription Thugs. He is the brother of Mark Bell and Mike Bell, both of whom were featured in Bigger, Stronger, Faster. In 1997, Bell obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in California, where founded his film production company Bigger Stronger Faster Inc, which is devoted to producing educational documentaries, films, and TV shows... ...Chris also happens to be an expert in all things kratom, and even claims in this video that kratom is "the cure for the opioid epidemic". During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Chris went from being in intense pain 24-7 to nearly destroying his stomach with ibuprofen and advil to being completely addicted to opioid based painkillers...[8:55] -How Chris originally discovered kratom...[20:50] -What kratom is and where it comes from...[23:45 & 25:00] -How you feel when you take kratom...[26:05] -The difference between the different kratom strains, like red, white and green...[27:25] -Whether kratom is safe on the organs...[31:15] -Where Ben and Chris get their kratom...[38:20 & 40:45] -Whether kratom is addictive or habit-forming...[42:15] -If kratom is banned by WADA or USADA...[47:10] -Whether kratom can be combined with anything to enhance its effects...[50:50, 52:50 & 54:00] -How long kratom takes to "hit your system" and how long it lasts...[59:25] -The new kratom documentary Chris is working on...[60:30] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Coastline Kratom that Ben uses (use 5% discount "c513g2") -Urban Ice Kratom that Chris uses (use code BEN10 for 10% discount) -My podcast on "Drug Dealer, MD" -Leaf Of Faith Instagram Show Sponsors: -Rover - The nation's largest network of 5-star pet-sitters. Go to Rover.com/ben and use promo code "BEN" to get $25 off. -Kettle & Fire - Go to BengreenFieldFitness.com/chickenbroth and get 20% off your order or chicken broth! -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Podchaser - Want to help me make this podcast even bigger? For the next week or so, you can visit the site and leave ratings and reviews for episodes you want to see commemorated. To keep it simple ? 1. Head to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/podchaser 2. Log into Podchaser. New user? If so, enter "Patreon" to get FREE access. 3. Rate and review your favorite episodes! Don't forget to log in and vote. Thanks in advance for your support! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:09:43 8/16/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/GIJoe Joe DiStefano is the Head of Sport for Spartan Race and creator of RUNGA. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University, and he is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Psychology. Certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, is RKC certified and has been trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. Over the past decade, DiStefano has worked as a health and performance coach and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spartan Race, he oversaw the development of more than 100 women-only personal training studios across the U.S. His specialties include corrective exercise, nutrition, stress management, human psychology and business development. He's been a previous podcast guest on the episode "Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano", and also introduced me to two former extremely popular guests who I met at his "Runga" digital detox event in Costa Rica last year - Eric Remensperger from the episode "How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer" and Scott Dolly from "The Man I Call "Scraper": Snowboard Shredding, Fascia Fluffing, Protective Chakra Energy Balls & Much More With Scott Dolly." During today's discussion with Joe, you'll discover: -Why Joe is such a fan of kettlebell yoga and the RKC certification...[12:40] -The concept that all you should ever really do is 10 reps for any given exercise in the weight room...[18:20] -The "high volume-low intensity" approach Joe uses, and the five pieces of cardio equipment that will give you the most bang for your buck...[30:40 & 41:30] -Why Ben has become such a fan of green tea, and whether he'll ever drink coffee again...[50:25] -Joe and Ben's go-to source for stevia...[58:35] -The #1 supplement that Joe and Ben now use for enhancing sleep and longevity...[62:50] -A can't-miss adventure in Panama that Joe has designed...[71:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Kettlebell Yoga 1 -Kettlebell Yoga 2 -Alternating 45's Joe's main social media accounts: -www.instagram.com/coachjoedi/ -www.facebook.com/coachjoedi -Dan John - Mass Made Simple interview -The RKC certification -Hobie Call's How to Train for Obstacle Course Racing -The AirDyne bike -Ski Erg -Concept 2 -Elliptical trainer -VersaClimber -The 30 Days No Alcohol Experiment: Part 2 (What Happens When You Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey). -The 30 Days No Alcohol Experiment: Part 1 (What Happens When You Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey). -Swannies blue light blocking glasses -Sleep apnea app "Apnea Diver" -Omica Organics CBD and stevia -NatureCBD -Liposomal Vitamin C -How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis. -Runga 2017: Dec 8-21, 2017 (you get to choose how long to stay!). RUNGA is a once a year retreat, currently hosted in December. RUNGA is designed to facilitate a dramatic shift in attendee's current outlook, lifestyle choices, self efficacy, motivation, love, even spirituality. The retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. They are also delicious. Click here to sign up. Use code BEN (or let them know I sent you) to get VIP treatment, $10 off your registration and a free gift valued at $100! Show Sponsors: -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 60 participating physicians nationwide. Or go to GAINSWAVE.com and click 'Find A Doctor' to locate a GAINSWave provider near you. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joe or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:24:19 8/12/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/372 Aug 9, 2017 Podcast: 372 - The Best "Minimalist" Exercise Plan, How Guys Can "Get It Up" Better, How To Calm Down After Stress, and Why So Many Products Have Caffeine. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. In intro and outro, Ben mentions 110% compression pants, the eng3 NanoVi device, Qi Gong master Chris Holder and Paul Chek and a Magic Flight box. News Flashes [6:44]: Keys to bad-ass, track-record-breaking longevity? Naps, time outdoors and gardening apparently. Yet another host of amazing tips from a Japanese centenarian. Wow. 256 Years Old Man Breaks The Silence Before His Death And Reveals SHOCKING Secrets To The World. Brain cells that control aging discovered - seem to be in same areas of brain associated with stress huh? Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait. 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A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. Ben's Adventures [26:20]: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -Ben is racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -Lake Tahoe, Spartan World Championships, September 30 - October 1 -August 12th and 13th Montage Deer Valley Park City, UT: Ultimate Achiever's Club. Ben will be speaking to the finest group of chiropractors on the planet! -Aug 16-17 San Francisco: Udemy. Ben will be filming in San Francisco for Udemy. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -November 10-13: Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference, Minneapolis, MN. I'll be speaking at the 18th annual conference that covers everything from hormone health, adrenal and thyroid health, natural fertility, degenerative diseases, to traditional diets and food preparation & more. Learn how to improve your health through food, farming and the healing arts. Click here to register. -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. Giveaway: Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! Click here to get GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift packs! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [29:40]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best "Minimalist" Exercise Plan knralph says: I am stuck. I exercise a lot and I do CrossFit everyday plus a lot of heavy weight lifting. I spend a lot of time in the gym. I have knee pain and I know this is a waste of time. I am wondering how I can responsibly reduce the amount of exercise I do everyday and not gain weight. I eat keto and follow Paleo and Whole30 and enjoy it. In my response, I recommend: -My How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time article -My podcast on Vasper -My podcast on ARXFit How Guys Can "Get It Up" Better Marvin says: I am 30-years-old and have trouble getting an erection. I think it may because I work too much. I mostly work, lifting heavy things, I may not eat the proper foods and I party a lot and smoke. I do things that I know I shouldn't that probably affect my performance in bed. But I am hoping you can give me some pointers to enlighten my performance. In my response, I recommend: -GainsWave -Examine Research Digest -Multiorgasmic man book -17 Ways To Biohack Testosterone How To Calm Down After Stress Derek says: I am an Opera Singer living in Germany. After my performances I think I have built up a lot of stress hormones and adrenalin and I am wondering what I should do to help my body process these? From all your fans in Germany: Vielen Dank! In my response, I recommend: -Alternate Nostril Breathing -CBD -Quick Coherence Technique -Inner Peace herbal adaptogen -Circadia device Why So Many Products Have Caffeine Stef says: So the Keto1 supplement has caffeine in it. It doesn't say how much caffeine though. Why do so many of these products, that are supposed to make you feel great, have caffeine in them? Of course you feel great - you're having caffeine! In my response, I recommend: -My article on Keto1 Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! Ask Your Question [gravityform id="2" name="Ask Ben" title="false" description="false"] -----------------------------------------------------
01:16:12 8/10/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chiro Last week, podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan interviewed (click here to watch or listen) a woman who calls herself the "SciBabe" (Yvette d'Entremont) about her juicy, controversial, attention-grabbing article on The Outline entitled "Chiropractors Are Bullshit". Now don't get me wrong - Yvette has some interesting ideas and I appreciate both her willingness to question some of the more radical aspects of alternative medicine and potential quackery, as well as her ability to keep us all on our feet and wary of being duped by ineffective therapies. She's even been a podcast guest on my episode "Is The Food Babe Really Full Of Sh*t?". At the same time, I see a chiropractor regularly. Some of my dear friends are chiropractors. From sacroiliac joint issues to neck pain to digestive problems, chiropractors have fixed my body many a time. So I wanted to give someone from the chiropractor community a chance to speak up on the actual science and evidence-based research of chiropractic medicine. Enter Dr. Jason Jaeger, DC, FCBP. Jason is a chiropractic physician at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas. He has practiced since 1999 and has been a chiropractic physician in Las Vegas since 2001 where he has brought his passion for health and wellness to the community that he and his family have called home since the late 1940's. He is the Administrative Director of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, one of Nevada's leading integrated physical medicine practices. Dr. Jaeger is one of only approximately 1000 chiropractors around the world trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics®, a technique which corrects and restores the spine back to alignment, and one of only 19 instructors for the CBP technique. Dr. Jaeger is also Board Certified in Nevada in CBP®. He is the developer of the Universal Tractioning System (UTS) and received the "2014 Researcher of the Year" award for the Advancement of Chiropractic Science at the Annual Chiropractic BioPhysics® Research Symposium held in New York City. Dr. Jaeger attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) during his undergraduate program and graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). As class representative and Student American Chiropractic Association Vice President SCUHS chapter, he successfully lobbied in Washington D.C. for such issues as Medicare and HMO reform. Dr. Jaeger participated in a rotation through Cal State Northridge's prestigious Physical Therapy program where he successfully integrated neuro-musculoskelatal therapies on paralysis and stroke victims. Dr. Jaeger currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA; Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, KS; Parker University in Dallas, TX; and Palmer Chiropractic University in Davenport, IA. He is the Secretary of the International Chiropractic Association's (ICA) Research and Guidelines committee (FACTS). Dr. Jaeger is a professional speaker and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia on spinal biomechanics, research and the clinical work he has performed. He is a published author in the peer-reviewed literature on clinical biomechanics. Dr. Jaeger is a literature-reviewing doctor for the International Chiropractic Association's Best Practices Guidelines, a guideline recognized & accepted federally by the National Clearinghouse of Guidelines. He is a past board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Association (NCA), is a current board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Council (NCC) and has been deemed an expert by the courts in the State of Nevada. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Jason thinks of Yvette's statement that "little more than the buffoonery of a 19th-century lunatic who derived most of his medical theory from seances"...[8:00] -Whether those in chiropractic medicine actually respect Daniel David Palmer, founder of chiropractic medicine...[11:42] -Whether it is true that "The defining principle of chiropractic is that health is a state that can be either maintained or lost due to vertebral subluxations"...[13:30] -The type of chiropractic care Jason practices, and the difference between evidence based chiropractic care and "quacks"...[22:40] -What Jason's schooling looked like, and whether it is true that 100% of chiropractic docs graduate from their institution...[26:20] -How big of a problem is "quackery" in chiropractic care, and Jason's thoughts on some of the people Yvette discusses in her article, like Josh Axe, Billy Demoss, and Eric Berg...[30:40] -Where medicine and supplements fit into Jason's practice, and whether his supplements are regulated...[41:00 & 45:50] -What Jason thinks about infant chiropractic care...[47:00] -How you can know if you're getting a "good" vs. a "bad" chiropractic doc...[52:05] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Joe Rogan podcast in which Joe interviews SciBabe Yvette d'Entremont about her article "Chiropractors Are Bullshit". -Ben Greenfield's previous interview with Yvette: "Is The Food Babe Really Full Of Sh*t?" -Article: The Sci Babe is Neither Scientist Nor Babe: She's Bullshit -Dr. Isaac Jones podcast interview on 5 hidden causes of fatigue -Functional Medicine Practitioner directory -Ideal Spine Practitioner directory -Best Practices for Chiropractic Care of Children: A Consensus Update. But the podcast ain't all... ...in addition to the interview with Jason, my friend and chiropractic physician Dr. Patrick Gentempo penned his own response to the Joe Rogan interview. Over the course of three decades Dr. Gentempo has built one of the most reputable and recognized names within all of Chiropractic by leveraging tenacity of conviction and unrivaled business acumen. His name has become synonymous with innovation. a mindset which has spawned a myriad of liberating business ventures that all work toward a legacy level goal- to elevate chiropractic in a way never before attempted. Dr. Gentempo has taken a hands on role and has shaped the core business strategy and market entry approach. His direct involvement has been critical for establishing operating philosophies and aligning partnerships that facilitate a purpose driven business model which will ultimately inspire more doctors to serve more people. He is the Chairman on Circle of Docs, a website dedicated to chiropractors. Here's what Dr. Gentempo had to say... The Case for Chiropractic: An Appeal to Open and Rational Minds in Healthcare Introduction Doctors of chiropractic practice throughout the world and in the U.S. are licensed to practice in all 50 states. Although the basic science and clinical science research supporting chiropractic is robust and very compelling, the overwhelming number patient testimonials regarding their experience with chiropractic care is truly remarkable. Most pro sports franchises have team chiropractors. Many celebrities, entertainers and rock bands travel with chiropractors. I have personally taken care of celebrity athletes and have toured with a very famous rock-n-roll band. However, the chiropractic profession, even after over 100 years of extraordinary results serving countless millions of people, remains the target of illiterate controversy and imbecilic attacks. Many in the profession believed that after a United States federal court in September of 1987 found the American Medical Association guilty of Anti-Trust as it conspired to "contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession, that these unfounded and malicious attacks would end. Although many medical doctors regularly refer patients to chiropractors and personally utilize their services, the attacks and misinformation continues. Let me say that this article is not meant to be an anti-medicine rant, although since the practice of medicine is the standard that many use to judge chiropractic, certain data must be brought to light. I appeal to the reader to, for a few moments, suspend conventional, indoctrinated thinking relative to healthcare so the perhaps a new and better understanding can emerge. In many respects, chiropractic is for the pioneer, the forward thinker. The person who has a bias toward a more natural approach to life and healing. It is indisputable that for over 100 years, chiropractic has radically and positively transformed the lives of many, many people throughout the world. The question is: why? Volumes of books have been published to more fully answer this question. My attempt here is to give a brief summary that organizes the logic and thinking around a truly unique and powerful service to humanity, chiropractic. History Of Chiropractic (Was D.D. Palmer A Quack?) The birth of chiropractic occurred in 1895 after the founder of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, had given what he described as a specific spinal adjustment to a partially deaf man named Harvey Lillard, resulting in the restoration of his hearing. Many detractors refer to this as a myth and incorrectly cite that there is no physiological basis for this account. In fact, there are many published cases of improved hearing after chiropractic care. These reports, published in refereed, peer-reviewed scientific journals come from around the world. Here is a link to a review article published in a trade publication by Dr. Christopher Kent, who has assembled some of these references and proposes some of the neurological mechanisms. On a personal note, in my own practice experience, I have had patients with hearing deficits experience marked improvement in their hearing as a result of chiropractic adjustments. One story I'd like to share occurred within my first year of practice. A gentleman in his late 60s, let's call him Stan, came into my office with primary complaints of low back and neck pain. He had hearing aids in both ears and had a significant hearing deficit for over 10 years. After Stan's first adjustment, he left the office. A few minutes later he came walking back in. He had tears in his eyes. I saw him in the reception room and quickly approached to see what happened. He asked, "Is it possible that what you did cured my hearing loss?" I replied, "Yes, as a matter of fact, that is the first case chiropractic was founded on." He sobbed as he said, "Normally in my car, I have to turn the radio volume all the way up to hear it. I just now barely cracked the knob and I heard it clearly!" He then hugged me with quite a bit of force (he was a big guy), turned and left. Now, this is an 'anecdote' and some may say, "it doesn't matter". But I will tell you, it mattered to Stan. And it mattered to me. We can debate the probability of a chiropractic adjustment being able to restore hearing deficits and it is a worthy debate. But personally, I have zero tolerance of fools who shrilly cry, "there is no plausible explanation for the Harvey Lillard story". Like any healthcare profession, chiropractic consists of a philosophy, science and art. And in fact, the philosophy leads the science and art. So let's break some of this down. Philosophy Of Chiropractic (And Why Medicine Isn't Really "Healthcare") I have always subscribed to Ayn Rand's assertion that when you have contradictions in your basic philosophical premises, the only possible result is destruction. The amount of destruction is relative to the level of the contradiction. We are in the midst of what is described as an unprecedented healthcare crisis. In the United States we spend over $3 trillion per year on what we call healthcare, yet we are getting sicker, using more drugs, and some predict that the current generation is the first generation that will have a lifespan less than that of their parents. I assert that the biggest contradiction in our culture today is calling medicine "healthcare". The practice of medicine is not healthcare, it is sick-care, and when you take sick-care and give it to a culture as healthcare, you end up with a sick society. And no matter how much money you spend, you will never solve the problem. In contrast, what are some of the foundational premises chiropractic is based upon? A living body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Cut your hand, it heals. Right now, your heart is functioning, kidneys, liver, digestion, etc. All this happens without you taking anything or thinking about it. It is an innate/inborn process. The nervous system is the master system and controller of your body coordinating and controlling all the functions of the body. This is universally understood although there could be debate over some of the nuances and details. But let's stay big picture for now. Based on numbers 1 and 2 above, it stands to reason that if you interfere with nervous system function, you necessarily interfere with the ability for the body to heal and regulate. Stress in 3 dimensions, physical (how you use your body), biochemical (what you put into your body) and psychological (the mind/body connection), beyond what your nervous system can adapt to and dissipate, leads to patterns of vertebral subluxation (more on this in a minute) which diminishes the ability for the nervous system to function, thereby resulting in a state of declining health. Are Vertebral Subluxations For Real? Critics of the chiropractic profession try to assert that there is no evidence of this phenomenon referred to as vertebral subluxation. The term subluxation describes a bone that is moved out of place, but is not dislocated. So, a vertebral subluxation, in the chiropractic culture, refers to spinal segments that due to stress are misaligned causing interference of nervous system function and reducing the body's ability to heal and regulate. The goal of chiropractic is to identify these vertebral subluxations and apply adjustments to the spine for the purpose of restoring alignment and improved nervous system function. To be clear, technically speaking there is much more to this. However, for the purposes of this paper which is to be read by the general public, I offer a simplified explanation. I have heard 'skeptics' erroneously say that "there is no evidence that vertebral subluxation exists". This is absurd. Personally, I have co-developed technology which I hold patents on and has been registered with the FDA for the purposes of helping to characterize the structural and neurological components of vertebral subluxation. It is being utilized by thousands of chiropractors throughout the world. Further, myself and others have authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed, indexed journals outlining operational definitions of vertebral subluxation. The Association of Chiropractic Colleges unanimously adopted a position paper with reference to much of this that can be accessed here. Some may attempt to disagree with the conclusions relative to all this, but only a fool would assert that "there is no evidence". Below is a graphic that helps one understand the healthcare continuum in the chiropractic paradigm: Many falsely accuse chiropractors of making claims about 'curing' diseases like cancer or diabetes. Let's be clear... chiropractic is not the treatment of any limited number of diseases. Through the correction of subluxation, the body's own recuperative powers are unleashed resulting in the ability for the body to increase the potential to heal, regardless of disease. There are numerous randomized controlled clinical trials published in peer-reviewed research journals demonstrating that subjects with a wide range of conditions respond positively to chiropractic care. As a partial list, these conditions include ulcers, headaches, infantile colic, dysmenorrhea, visual impairment, high blood pressure, middle ear infections and a host of others. What is important to understand is that there is not a headache adjustment versus a high blood pressure adjustment versus and infantile colic adjustment. There is just the adjustment of subluxation which gives the body the best opportunity to heal. It is of course true that many patients, especially those who have failed in the medical system, have sought chiropractic care in hopes of relief from a particular set of symptoms or conditions. And many times they attain the desired outcome. But unlike medicine, who has a different drug or intervention depending on the condition they are treating, chiropractic aspires to harness the innate healing power of the body regardless of condition. In my practice I had seen a good number of patients with debilitating and sometimes terminal conditions. Some completely recovered. Some didn't. All had a better quality of life as a result of the care. Right now the skeptics are saying, "this is unproven, unscientific, even unethical! All doctors must practice evidence based care!" This debate, which I have been in for many years boils down to one critical question: what will you accept as evidence? And this is a philosophical question that stems from the second branch of philosophy, epistemology - the theory of knowledge. Many try to contend that the gold-standard of evidence is the RCT (or randomized controlled clinical trial). And although this certainly is a part of a composite for evidence, it has some very well documented shortcomings. This is how, for example, a drug like Vioxx can go through RCTs, get approved by the FDA, and then have as many as 60,000 people die as a result of adverse reactions (according to David Graham, M.D. of the FDA). Further, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) cited that over 100,000 people per year die from adverse drug reactions when the drugs are 'properly prescribed'...meaning that this doesn't include negligence. All these drugs were cleared by the FDA after submitting RCTs for safety and efficacy. In the meantime, many decry the "risk" of chiropractic due to this perceived lack of evidence and proper testing. This is on its face ridiculous. Two things (and again, this isn't about medical bashing, I wouldn't want to live in a culture where medical care wasn't available - it is about getting the facts and comparisons straight): Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States ahead of stoke, diabetes and many other conditions. All the details are here. The real measurement of risk is malpractice rates. The actuaries don't care about politics or opinions. They simply run data. Chiropractic malpractice rates are incredibly low because the risk of a law suit is incredibly low. Rates for the highest coverage available are typically under $2000 per year. Contrast that to medical rates for varying specialties that can be 10 to 100 times that amount. It is indisputable that chiropractic is a much safer form of care than medicine. In my view, there are four major forms of evidence to substantiate efficacy of care. None by themselves are adequate. They must be taken in concert. They are: Deduction: Using one's knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, etc. and applying logic to draw conclusions. Induction: In health research applications, this is the randomized, controlled clinical trial. Outcome Assessment: Measuring parameters on individual patients longitudinally as they receive care. I spent much of my career in this area. Case Research: This is taking actual patients being cared for by actual doctors in the real world. These cases are written up in detail, go through peer-review and are published. By looking at these four as variables in the evidence equation, chiropractic stands very proud and strong in the realm of evidence. I think it is important to point out that chiropractic, based on its philosophy and understanding the deeper principles of life and nature, has taken controversial positions throughout the decades. For example, chiropractors quite some time ago raised concerns about the widespread indiscriminate use of antibiotics. Logic being that human-beings aren't the only organisms on the planet that adapt. Microbes do to, and they do it faster. So if you are constantly killing off microbes, it is the weaker ones that die, leaving the stronger ones to evolve. In the meantime, our human immune systems get weaker as we don't have the opportunity to strengthen immunity naturally. We find ourselves today in a full-blown crisis as we have now have created antibiotic resistant 'super-bugs'. The World Health Organization and the CDC anticipate that if nothing is done, by the year 2050, the yearly deaths due to antimicrobial resistance worldwide will be about 10 million and have a global cost of $70 trillion! With a little logic and humility (we can't arrogantly think that we can just wipe out all disease-causing microbes without consequence), we wouldn't have this mess. The Art of Chiropractic & Why Some Chiros Are Different Than Others Chiropractors vary in their modes of practice. Some choose to limit their practice to back and neck pain only. Some not only adjust and correct spines, but they also get into general lifestyle wellness protocols. Others specialize in particular health challenges as they have special expertise there. All this does create brand confusion for sure. There is not one definitive mode of service practiced in the marketplace. However, I think this is true of many allied health professions and the diversity breeds choice. The art of chiropractic rests in the delivery of the chiropractic adjustment. And there are many 'techniques' practiced by doctors of chiropractic. Some focus in specific areas of the spine. Some use very low force. Some use instruments. Here's what I know. They all work. For sure, some patients prefer or respond better to technique approaches. But there are many effective chiropractic technique approaches that help people. The key is finding the one that best suits you. There is no doubt that there are some bad actors out there in chiropractic. But of course, the same must be said for medicine, law, tax accounting and any other professional service. An expression about babies and bathwater comes to mind when considering this. Summary In summary, the chiropractic profession offers a very unique and powerful service to humanity. People benefit most when pro-actively engaging in chiropractic care to upgrade their health expression as compared to waiting till there is a problem and then trying to deal with it. Chiropractic truly shines in this area. Unfortunately, there are still many ignorant voices out there spewing nonsense and dissuading people from seeing chiropractors. But fortunately, there is less of them every day while more people of influence become public about their incredible experiences with chiropractic care. As a cardiologist once said to a patient of mine, "chiropractors must be doing a lot of good out there, otherwise how could they have possibly lasted this long?". Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason, Patrick or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
55:17 8/8/2017
There is one emotion, above all, that elicits a release of the powerful feel-good hormone oxytocin, along with serotonin and dopamine. And promotes better sleep. And lower blood pressure. And decreased inflammation. And fewer aches and pains. Better relationships. Increased longevity. The list goes on and on. That emotion is gratitude. And my guest on today's podcast specialized in teaching gratitude, gratitude implementation and daily gratitude practice strategies and tactics to teachers, educators and children. His name is Owen Griffith, and he is a university level Student Mentor who supports and guides future teachers. Owen taught as an elementary educator for over a decade. Owen's first book, Gratitude: A Way Of Teaching, was published by Rowman & Littlefield and was a Top Ten Best Seller in April, 2016. This valuable book gives educators solution-based methods and research-based resources to improve classroom culture, as well as enabling schools to elevate students' engagement and academic achievement. Grounded in scientific research, it delves into numerous integral aspects of gratitude as it relates to education. It features success stories and step-by-step instructions to successfully implement gratitude in schools. You will discover how to combat materialism and entitlement with gratitude and altruism, how to help teenagers utilize gratitude successfully, as well as encouraging the entire families of our students to embrace gratitude and make it a permanent part of their lives. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and his work has appeared on Edutopia and U. C. Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center's online magazine. He earned a Master's Degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership. He is available for consulting, speaking engagements and to lead professional development in a variety of areas. He resides with his wife and son in North Georgia. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The important difference between having an attitude of gratitude and positive thinking...[8:00] -The surprising physical and physiological benefits of gratitude, including the idea of neuroplasticity, cardiac medicine and much more...[13:10 & 19:25] -The best way to pull yourself or your kids out of the vicious cycle of materialism...[24:40] -How gratitude can be used to decrease technology and smartphone addiction...[31:05] -Why Owen says that "gratitude works like a muscle", and how your brain actually changes and becomes rewired as you practice gratitude...[35:30] -The fascinating link between mindfulness, silence and gratitude...[43:00] -The best way to establish a daily gratitude practice for children vs. teens vs. adults...[49:10 & 53:50] -Owen's favorite resources, books and podcasts for learning more about gratefulness...[60:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Gratitude: A Way Of Teaching -Dr. Jeffrey Froh -Gratefulness.org -Greater Good website at Berkeley -Owen's Huffington Post Database on Gratitude -The Christian Gratitude Journal Ben designed Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code 'BEN' to get 10% off! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Owen or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:06:09 8/5/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracle JJ Virgin is one intimidating, yet amazing, woman. Seriously. I've had a chance to hang with JJ on numerous occasions over the past several years, and, at over 6 feet tall, strikingly beautiful, fit, muscular and with a sharp, keen intelligence and wit, she's one of those women who probably would have been a queen or, perhaps, an Amazonian warrior were she born at some other time in history. But, in fact, JJ is actually a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert and author of 4 New York Times bestselling books: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. But her recent memoir, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life's Hardest Lessons, in which she explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident, is perhaps the most meaningful and life-changing of all her titles. One of my biggest takeaways from the book was the enormous number of frustrations that JJ encountered while attempting to navigate the modern medical system, and to keep her son from dying, not recovering properly, or being seriously harmed by modern medicine, along with her extreme willingness and stubbornness in incorporating every aspect of alternative health and natural medicine into a modern hospital setting...with shocking results. If you want to be fully equipped to deal with any trauma that might land you in a modern hospital industry or having to deal with close-minded physicians and caretakers, this podcast is a must-listen for you. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking story of the hit-and-run with Grant...[8:50] -The biggest frustrations JJ ran into at the hospital, and with Grant's physicians and nurses...[19:05] -How JJ got 10-20 grams of fish oil each day into Grant...[25:10] -What JJ did with essential oils...[29:20] -Why JJ would rub progesterone cream into Grant over and over again during his recovery...[31:20] -The superpowered smoothies JJ gave to Grant when his feeding tubes came out...[45:00] -How JJ used stem cell harvesting and stem cell IV's in Grant's therapy...[51:20] -The advanced biohack therapies JJ has used in combination with physical therapy, from ping pong to earthing, grounding, gardening, neurofeedback and more...[59:20] -For people who wind up being in the modern medical system having to deal with the trauma, where you can find the biggest pieces of advice from JJ...[64:55] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life's Hardest Lessons -When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries -The Biology of Belief -Lavender essential oils -My podcast interview with Dr. Kirk Parsley -The NatureCBD blend Ben uses every day -Stem Cell Revolution -Neurofeedback -GrantVirgin.com Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for JJ or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:45 8/1/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/whoop2 In the podcast episode WHOOP: The Performance Enhancing Wearable That Tells You When To Sleep, How To Exercise, Your Strain Levels & More!, I introduce you to Will Ahmed, CEO of WHOOP, the first scientifically-grounded, self-quantification system worn by a growing number of professional and recreational athlete. Will launched WHOOP out of the Harvard Innovation Lab with his co-founders John & Aurelian, when as captain of the Harvard Men's Varsity Squash team, he became deeply interested in how strain, recovery and sleep affected an athlete's performance. WHOOP is currently used by Olympians, military, the world's top trainers, and teams across all major U.S. professional and collegiate sports leagues. Since that podcast, Will has filled me in on how Crossfit athletes have been getting a ton of value out of the WHOOP, and introduced me to Mekenzie Riley, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by trade who has her license through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as both a Bachelors and Master's degree in dietetics from Eastern Illinois University. In 2016, she went to the Crossfit Games on Team OC3 Black, taking 5th place overall. Now in 2017, she been competing as an individual and finished third in the Atlantic Regional, punching her ticket to the 2017 Crossfit Games in Madison, WI. Will also introduced me to Seth Page, Owner and Co-Founder of Misfit Athletics (where Mekenzie trains). Misfit works with athletes of mixed modalities to prepare them to compete at the highest level in the sport of CrossFit. Seth started out in the more traditional field of fitness training in 2006 before transitioning to CrossFit in 2008, and began coaching athletes locally in 2009 as the sport began to gain traction. Since then, Seth and Misfit have worked with countless CrossFit Regionals and Games qualifiers. Seth's current focus includes experimenting with and refining programming for competitive athletes, all while training for his first Ironman race. In today's podcast, I have Will, Seth and Mekenzie all on the show together to talk all things WHOOP and self-quantification for Crossfit, Ironman and beyond, including: -Mekenzie's training protocol and qualifying strategy for the 2017 CrossFit Games...[14:30] -How Seth tracks eight different athletes each day and which parameters he looks at to make training decisions "on the fly"...[16:40 & 19:45] -How Seth differentiates between mental vs. physical fatigue...[26:30] -How Seth is using Crossfit to train for Ironman triathlon...[29:20] -Whether you need to be concerned about Bluetooth radiation or LED light signals from the WHOOP...[45:50 & 47:40] -Mekenzie's approach when it comes to Seth's diet, and why she has transitioned him from "carb backloading" to a more traditional diet for endurance athletes...[51:00] -How Seth and Mekenzie are using WHOOP to customize nutrition data...[60:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -WHOOP (use code GREENFIELD for $50 off at checkout) -Podcast: WHOOP: The Performance Enhancing Wearable That Tells You When To Sleep, How To Exercise, Your Strain Levels & More! -Article: The World On Your Wrist: How To Track Your Daily Strain, Recovery, Sleep & More (A Nerded Out Review Of The New WHOOP Wearable.) Show Sponsors: -biOptimizers - Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake by a single gram. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order. -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Quip - Quip is an electric toothbrush that packs premium vibration and timer features into an ultra slim design, that's half the cost of bulkier brushes. Go to getquip.com/BEN to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Will, Sam, Mekenzie or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:01 7/29/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/371 July 26, 2017 Podcast: 371 - Why You Get Constipated & What To Do About It, How To Get By On Less Sleep, How To Use SARMs MK-677 and RAD-140, and Wim Hof vs. Buteyko. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes [5:45]: This pill promises to extend life for a nickel a pop. But here's what I use instead. This definitely makes me think about adding a big cup o' green tea in "midmorning" into my day. What's your fav brand? Here's the latest on whether running *really* hardens your arteries. Saunas vs. Infrared Light...what's the diff? Good article. 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What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. Ben's Adventures [44:15]: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -Ben will be racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -Aug 3-6: Mindshare Summit, San Diego. At Mindshare Summit, you'll learn tools and strategies to get your work where it belongs - in the hands of those who need it. It doesn't matter if you've never touched social media or if you're already selling online like a pro, you'll meet experts who can help you take your first, or next big step. -August 12th and 13th Montage Deer Valley Park City, UT: Ultimate Achiever's Club. Ben will be speaking to the finest group of chiropractors on the planet! -Aug 16-17 San Francisco: Udemy. Ben will be filming in San Francisco for Udemy. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -November 10-13 Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference, Minneapolis, MN. I'll be speaking at the 18th annual conference that covers everything from hormone health, adrenal and thyroid health, natural fertility, degenerative diseases, to traditional diets and food preparation & more. Learn how to improve your health through food, farming and the healing arts. Click here to register. -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 17-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. Giveaway: Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [38:00]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Why You Get Constipated & What To Do About It Kelly says: She has been taking probiotics for about 6 months now and she still has major stomach issues. Every vegetable that she eats just ferments in her stomach without digesting and "going through". She even tried taking laxatives to push things along with no luck. Is she taking too much? What probiotics should she be taking? In my response, I recommend: -My "Ultimate Fix For Constipation" hidden document How To Get By On Less Sleep Bruno says: He usually gets about 8 hours of sleep per night and feels great but he is wondering if it is possible to get less sleep (like 6 hours per night) and still feel as good as he does now? Are there any special supplements, food or protocols that will help him feel this good but on less sleep? In my response, I recommend: -My God Pill article -Polyphasic sleep how-to -My podcast with Michael Breus -Third Wave psychedelics How To Use SARMs MK-677 and RAD-140 Grizzell says: She is wondering is the SARMs MK-677 and RAD-140 would be useful for her 87-year-old father? How could they benefit an older man? She is also curious if they could help her. In my response, I recommend: -My article on "How To Use MK-677 and RAD-140" -Aggressive Strength -Estrogen Control Wim Hof vs. Buteyko Bryan says: Could you compare Wim Hof's breathing method to the Buteyko method (as described by Patrick Mckeown)? Which do you prefer and which is best for long term gains for health and life? In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with "Oxygen Advantage" author Buteyko -My podcast with Wim Hof
01:43:37 7/26/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/OXCIA In the podcast episode "Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More" I interviewed athlete, mountain climber, former collegiate and Olympic trials qualifying competitive swimmer and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called "Biotropic". After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it's really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So Craig came back in the podcast "How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs).", and in that podcast, we took a deep dive into the unique blood building formulation Craig has designed. Now Craig returns for a third time to take a deep dive into a new formulation called "Oxcia", and to also talk about recovery for aging athletes, cross-body patterning, a form of high intensity interval training called "HIIQT" and much more! During our discussion, you'll discover: -A form of training called cross-body patterning, and exactly how Craig implements it...[8:10] -The difference between HIIT and High Intensity Interval Quality Training (HIIQT)...[14:10] -The machine Ben has in his office to hyperoxygenate his body and also to stimulate altitude...[23:20] -The one fruit that simulates Viagra and gives you a full body "pump"...[27:10] -How citrulline can be used to significantly enhance power and force output during exercise...[33:15] -The single component found in apples that can increase ATP production and vasodilation...[41:30] -The mushroom extract that also increases ATP and activation of lung tissue that can be combined with other vasodilators...[46:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code "ben" to get a 20% discount and free shipping on any and all products!) -The Crossover Symmetry training for shoulders that Ben talks about -The Onnit Battlebag -Article: How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time -The LiveO2 system Ben uses in his office (use code GREENFIELD for a Pulse Oximeter Upgrade (value: $100) and free shipping (value: $125) Show Sponsors: -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Orchestra One - BenGreenfieldFitness.com/orchestra and Use code BEN for 6 months of Orchestra One FREE (valued at $120) -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 60 participating physicians nationwide. Or go to GAINSWAVE.com and click 'Find A Doctor' to locate a GAINSWave provider near you. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
55:08 7/22/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gainswave In the podcast "The Non-Pill, Natural Alternative To Viagra That Instantly Fixes Erectile Dysfunction, Boosts Drive In Men & Women, Enhances Orgasm & Much More." I interviewed Dr. Richard Gaines about how he uses something called "Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy" in both men and women to enhance orgasms, libido, blood flow, size, sexual pleasure and much more. But Dr. Gaines specializes in much more than simply sound wave therapy, and in today's show, I invite him back to talk about testosterone injections, growth hormones, PRP, SARMs, anti-aging and beyond. If you've ever wondered how one uses injections and needles to build muscle, lose fat, defy aging or enhance sexual performance, this episode is a must-listen. Richard Gaines, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of physician-guided age management. Since 1993 he has been administering hormone therapy and sexual wellness treatments, which have helped hundreds of men regain their self-confidence and live longer healthier lives! Dr. Gaines graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, and subsequently obtained his Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. In 2005 Dr. Gaines founded HealthGAINS, an anti-aging medical practice, where he resolved to find a new approach to ageing well, particularly for men struggling with age-related sexual performance issues. Today, Dr. Gaines has published 3 books, including one specifically on erectile dysfunction. He remains at the forefront of creating innovative sexual wellness treatments, including the development of his revolutionary new treatment protocol for erectile dysfunction, GAINSWave?. Dr. Gaines understands how sexual performance can affect your self-esteem, and can impact every aspect of your relationships. Over the years he has helped thousands of men enjoy a happy and healthy sex life with his breakthrough sexual wellness treatments. Looking forward, his goal is to have men develop a deeper understanding of how and why their ability to perform changes with age. Additionally he aims to expose the many myths and misconceptions that there are about sexual wellness, and continue to lead the way in developing treatments, such as the GAINSWave?, that treat the root causes of ED and other age-related sexual issues. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating story of how growth hormone is made by bacteria in a laboratory setting...[14:20] -The difference between sermorelin (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone) and actual growth hormone...[16:30] -What the "sweet spot" value is for levels of Insulin Like Growth Factor is (and why there actually isn't an association between high IGF-1 and cancer!)...[23:15 & 24:36] -Whether hormone therapy is "safe" and whether it shuts down the body's own natural production...[28:00] -Why Dr. Gaines recommends taking one type of growth hormone in the morning and a different type of growth hormone in the evening...[32:00] -How to keep your "balls from shrinking" when using testosterone...[39:45] -When somebody takes a testosterone injection, whether they should only inject testosterone, or take other things at the same time...[44:10] -What Dr. Gaines thinks about alternatives to testosterone injections, such as one popular supplement of late called "SARMs"...[44:30] -The "P-shot" and "O-shot" that Dr. Gaines administers in his clinic, and how they work for enhancing sexual performance...[49:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The GainsWave website (if you want to go to Miami, Florida and have the protocol done by Dr. Gaines, simply mention this podcast or "Ben Greenfield" to save 5% off your entire protocol and any follow-up procedures you decide to get done - from P-shots to sound wave therapy and beyond.) -Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 80 participating physicians nationwide. -SARMS Safer Than Steroids? Your All-inclusive Guide To Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat & Much More With "SARMs". Show Sponsors -biOptimizers - Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake by a single gram. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order. -Four Sigmatic - Try out the Reishi Elixer for extreme relaxation without any grogginess. Use promo code BENGREENFIELD at FourSigmatic.com/greenfield to get 15% off your order. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Casper Mattresses: Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting Casper.com/BEN and using promo code BEN. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gaines or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:07:31 7/19/2017

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